PET Liner

PET Liner Performance

Is a PET liner right for your product?

Paper, PET, PVC, XYZ, lots of acronyms, and very little explanation.  In the world of product label printing, there are many options when it comes to your label materials. At Columbine Label we offer a variety as well, but what is best for your product application? In this blog, we will break down one of those options and explore the advantage of using a PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) liner for your product labels!


PET liner has a reputation for exceptional durability, making it an ideal choice for product labels that require resistance to various conditions, including moisture, chemicals, and temperature changes. Unlike paper or other types of liners, PET liner is resistant to tearing, curling, and wrinkling, ensuring that your labels will stay intact and maintain their appearance even in challenging environments. This durability helps to extend the lifespan of the labels and ensures that they remain legible and visually appealing, enhancing your product’s overall presentation and brand image.

Application and Availability 

PET Liner

PET liners exhibit excellent dimensional stability, as they resist stretching or shrinking even when subjected to temperature changes or moisture. These liners have a smooth surface, which allows labels to release easily and consistently during an automated application process. This results in smooth label application without issues such as label curling or tearing. They have high tensile strength, which means they are resistant to tearing or breaking during label application, reducing stops in the production line.

Additionally, the 2020’s have seen a rise in demand for paper liners coupled with a closure of several paper mills in the United States and Europe. These economic pressures have driven up the price of paper liner. PET liners however, are in steady supply, making them readily available with stable pricing. You can find more information about this market change here.

Adhesive Performance

PET liner is coated with a high-quality adhesive that delivers excellent bonding performance. This ensures that the label adheres firmly and securely to the product, reducing the risk of labels coming off or peeling over time. The adhesive used is also resistant to moisture and chemicals, further enhancing its durability and ensuring that the labels will remain in place, even in harsh conditions.


Compared to other types of liners, such as paper or PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), PET liner is a more environmentally friendly option. PET is a recyclable material, and many PET liners in the market are made from recycled PET, making them a sustainable choice for businesses aiming to reduce their environmental footprint. By using PET liner for your product labels, you can demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.

PET liner offers significant advantages for product labels, including durability, application advantages, superior adhesive performance, and eco-friendliness. These benefits make PET liner an ideal choice for businesses looking for high-quality, reliable, and sustainable solutions for their product labels. If you want labels that can withstand harsh conditions, adhere securely, and contribute to a positive brand image, consider switching to PET liner for your product labeling needs.